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Status of Antarctic medical reviews

August 29, 2017

Due to the effects of Tropical Storm Harvey on the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, responses to phone calls, emails, faxes and other communications about physical-qualification (“PQ”) decisions for deployment to Antarctica as part of the U.S. Antarctic Program may be delayed.

The Office of Polar Programs will update this information as the situation permits. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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